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10 Tips For Driving During The Rain

With Hurricane Irma quickly approaching, you might find yourself driving in some bad weather. Rain and wind can drastically change driving conditions. Therefore, here are ten tips that you should remember before and when you drive in the rain or during a heavy storm: Fill up your tank earlier in the week. The last thing you need to be worrying about is having to fill up while trying to concentrate on a rainy road. Check your tires. Tires with weak tread may not grip a wet road as well as newer tires with thicker tread. Make sure your tires are...

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5 Tips For Driving In Back To School Traffic

Sadly, it is the end of summer and the kids are back to school. With that, early morning traffic increases and there are more things to look out for while on the road. Therefore, here are 5 tips to remember when driving in back to school traffic: 1. Children Crossing. While some children take the bus, maybe children walk and bike to school. Make sure that you pay attention to crosswalks as some children may fail to read the signs and walk when they are not supposed to. Be the defensive driver and pay attention to crosswalks near schools. 2. School Zones....

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5 Guidelines To Use When Hiring An Attorney

The time has come and you need legal representation. However, there are so many lawyers to choose from. You constantly see television ads and hear radio ads by lawyers in your area. In addition, you also have that friend or neighbor that says, “Hey, my Uncle Larry is a lawyer, you should use him.” Only later do you find that Uncle Larry is only a real estate attorney and you needed a personal injury attorney. Choosing the right lawyer can be difficult.  Therefore, here are five guidelines that you should consider when hiring an attorney. 1. Choose someone who is competent....

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Drowsy Driving

Often times, we think we can do more than we actually can. The human body is capable of many things but sometimes we push ourselves beyond our limits which can lead to injury. To preform even the simplest of tasks, such as driving we need the optimum amount of sleep. However, when we fail to get the necessary amount of sleep, drowsy driving can set in, judgment can be flawed and a car accident can occur. Per the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, “Getting enough quality sleep at the right times can help protect your mental health, physical health,...

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Why Have Boat Insurance?

You just bought that new boat you have always dreamed of and are now ready for a beautiful day on the water with family and friends. As you’re heading out to the local sand bar, due to your inexperience, you misread a channel marker and collide with a boat coming from the other direction. Multiple people are injured on both water crafts, mostly due to your negligence. Negligence occurs when an individual fails to act with reasonable care. Your friends and family decide to use their own health insurance to pay for their injuries and not to sue you. However, the...

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What is Uninsured Motorist Coverage & Why Should You Have It?

It’s a beautiful day and you’re driving home from work. While merging onto the interstate, a car fails to yield and “side swipes” your vehicle. You just got into a car accident. You may be injured, possibly severely. Soon after, you find out that the driver that hit you has no insurance coverage. You wonder to yourself, “What am I supposed to do now?” You first rely on your PIP (Personally Injury Protection) coverage which gives you up to $10,000 in coverage but due to your injuries, that quickly runs out. You may be able to get coverage through your personal...

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Fireworks: 4 Tips On Staying Safe This Fourth of July

Many take the opportunity to celebrate the Fourth of the July with BBQs, pool parties, and often, fireworks. Unfortunately, fireworks are not always fun and games. Every year, fireworks are responsible for thousands of fires. These fires result in millions of dollars in property damage and medical expenses. A majority of these instances occur around the 4th of July.  Moreover, insurance policies may not cover damages caused by illegal activities. Typically, that depends on state law. In the State of Florida, there are only a handful of small fireworks that can be used recreationally. Most fireworks that lift off the ground are illegal...

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3 Reasons Why You Should Not Text While Driving

Smartphones have become something that many cannot live without. Some of us have even have such a great attachment that we text while driving. Smartphones are a great way of staying connected. However, using one while behind the wheel can have horrible consequences as it can severely impair safe driving. Therefore, here are 3 reasons why you should not text while driving: 1) You can injure yourself or someone else. Distracted Driving, as it is formally known, has taken the lives of over 3,000 Americans since 2015 according the Federal Communications Commission. Almost 400,000 more have been injured. 2) Texting while driving...

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10 Things To Do When You Get Into A Car Accident

Car accidents happen unexpectedly. It’s 7:30am and you’re driving your normal route to work. You stop at a red light a few blocks away from the office yet, the person behind you fails to do so. You’ve been rear-ended and are confused about what to do next. Luckily, the car accident attorneys at the Nicoletti Law Firm can give some guidance. Here are 10 things you should do when you get into an accident. 1. Take a deep breath and relax. Accidents happen. 2. Check to make sure that you are okay and not severely injured. 3. Once you check to make sure...

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5 Positive Things You Can Do With Your Settlement

The day has come. The settlement negotiations are over with the insurance company or the verdict has been reached. After all the attorney fees and medical bills have been satisfied, you are about to come into a large amount of money, maybe more than some could make over a few years. For most, the first question to come to mind is, “What am I going to do with the money?” Well, here are 5 positive things that you could do with your settlement that will make a lasting impact on your life and possibly, others. Pay off any debt –...

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